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Towards integrated island management: lessons from Lau, Malaita, for the implementation of a national approach to resource management in Solomon Islands


  • Govan, H.
  • Schwarz, A.M.
  • Boso, D.
  • The WorldFish Center


Solomon Islands has recently developed substantial policy aiming to support inshore fisheries management, conservation, climate change adaptation and ecosystem approaches to resource management. A large body of experience in community based approaches to management has developed but ôupscalingö and particularly the implementation of nation-wide approaches has received little attention so far. With the emerging challenges posed by climate change and the need for ecosystem wide and integrated approaches attracting serious donor attention, a national debate on the most effective approaches to implementation is urgently needed. This report discusses potential implementation of ôa cost-effective and integrated approach to resource management that is consistent with national policy and needsö based on a review of current policy and institutional structures and examination of a recent case study from Lau, Malaita using stakeholder, transaction and financial cost analyses.

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  • Govan, H. & Schwarz, A.M. & Boso, D. & The WorldFish Center, 2011. "Towards integrated island management: lessons from Lau, Malaita, for the implementation of a national approach to resource management in Solomon Islands," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 39500, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfbook:39500

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    1. Govan, Hugh, 2009. "Status and potential of locally-managed marine areas in the Pacific Island Region: meeting nature conservation and sustainable livelihood targets through wide-spread implementation of LMMAs," MPRA Paper 23828, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Govan, H. & Schwarz, A.M. & Harohau, D. & Oeta, J. & Orirana, G. & Ratner, B.D., 2013. "Solomon Islands: Essential aspects of governance for Aquatic Agricultural Systems in Malaita Hub," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 40233, June.
    2. World Bank, 2012. "Pacific Islands - Fisheries sector engagement strategy," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2730, The World Bank.
    3. Schwarz, A.M. & Andrew, N. & Govan, H. & Harohau, D. & Oeta, J., 2013. "Solomon Islands: Malaita Hub scoping report," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 40234, June.

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    Resource management; Policies; Fishery management; Conservation; Environment management; ISEW; Pacific; Solomon Is.; Malaita I.;

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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